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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Written by Angie Thomas

Narrated by Bahni Turpin


The Hate U Give

Written by Angie Thomas

Narrated by Bahni Turpin

ratings:
4.5/5 (1,981 ratings)
Length:
11 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Feb 28, 2017
ISBN:
9780062677082
Format:
Audiobook

Editor's Note

Speak up…

This is a stunning take on the topic of race and police brutality that has quickly climbed the ranks to take its place as one of the greatest YA novels of our time. Starr Carter will not stay silent in the face of injustice, and her message has been amplified thanks to the movie adaptation starring Amandla Stenberg.

Description

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas's searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does-or does not-say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Publisher:
Released:
Feb 28, 2017
ISBN:
9780062677082
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

ANGIE THOMAS’s award-winning, acclaimed debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a #1 New York Times bestseller and major motion picture from Fox 2000. She is also the author of On the Come Up and Concrete Rose.



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Critic reviews

  • There's been no bigger, better, or more topical book from the past few years than Angie Thomas' "The Hate U Give," which explores the ramifications of police brutality. Find out why this book has been topping the New York Times bestseller list since it came out.

    Scribd Editors
  • This is a stunning take on the topic of race and police brutality. Starr Carter will not stay silent in the face of injustice, and her message will be amplified thanks to the release of the movie adaptation this October.

    Scribd Editors

Reader reviews

  • (5/5)
    Star has to find her own voice in her life journey. This task is compounded by her dual exhixtance i her home neighborhood (the hood) and her school life (white kids school).
    She has a great family and support from her community. The people around her want change as much as she and her family want it. Can she really be the catalyst for that change?
  • (5/5)
    I loved everything about this novel.The author is a young woman with incredible potential. Her writing, story, empathy, and character development made me feel as though I were Starr (or Lisa, or Chris, or Maya). I would have read this book quicker had I not had to wait for the tears to subside at times.The cover explains the story but the fine lines, dialogue, personal experiences, etc. are difficult to put into words. You will be drawn in. Starr speaks of hugs from her friends, from her nana, from her uncle. It's clear that each hug is different and each is significant. I wanted to be hugged like that, by the way!At the time of my reading the students of Parkland High School are organizing, speaking out and unwilling to accept another murderous school shooting. They have given me such hope for our future. Angie Thomas has given me hope as well. We're in good hands with today's youth!
  • (5/5)
    A beautifully written story that will raise questions for anyone who reads this book. Totally mesmerizing... Will stay with you long after you close the back cover.
  • (5/5)
    Lord knows the internet has enough reviews of this incredible, important book; you don't need mine. Everybody who's thinking about race in America -- which should be everybody in America -- needs to read this book. It's not just Important; it's also a lively, engaging, sometimes funny novel you won't be able to put down.
  • (5/5)
    I love Love LOVED this book! It was really engaging - I was immediately drawn into the story and cared about the characters. No one was all good or all bad, and I really appreciate that because I feel like that can be hard to portray. I think this showed a unique side to senseless shootings - a side that needs to be heard and read and understood. Beautiful book, and I’ve heard the audiobook is amazing as well, so I might actually re-read it as an audiobook. HIGHLY recommended.
  • (5/5)
    This by far is one of the best books I have read in a long time. Starr is witnessed to her best friend being shot and killed by a policeman for virtually nothing. The effects of which are felt by Starr, her family and the entire community. I found this book to be very powerful and very realistic. I felt the emotions of every step Starr took living in both the inner city and trying to manage to survive in the her private school miles from her home.